The third spherical of Corps Commander-level assembly between India and China might be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am in Chushul in Ladakh, sources within the authorities mentioned. The first two rounds had taken place in Moldo on Chinese facet of the Line of Actual Control. Sources say the agenda for the assembly is to take ahead the proposals made by each side to facilitate a disengagement. All contentious areas might be mentioned in the course of the upcoming assembly to stabilise the scenario.
Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, 14 Corps Commander, will lead the Indian delegation on the assembly and South Xinjiang Military District chief Major General Liu Lin will lead the Chinese delegation.
The final two Corps Commander-level conferences between the 2 sides have been held on June 6 and June 22. At the primary assembly on June 6, the 2 sides had agreed to disengage at a number of areas and India had requested the Chinese to return to their pre-May four navy positions alongside the LAC.
On June 22, the talks between the Indian and Chinese navy delegates continued for round 11 hours. The dialogue was held in a cordial, optimistic and constructive ambiance and there was “mutual consensus to disengage”.
Tensions between the 2 nations have been on the rise since early May. On June 15, a violent face-off occured between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in easter Ladakh.
Twenty Indian troopers, together with a Colonel-rank officer, have been killed and a number of other injured within the face-off. While China has accpeted there have been casualties on its facet too, however it’s but to reveal their particulars. After which a Major General-level dialogue came about for 3 consecutive days. The three-day talks have been carried out to ease the scenario and to get 10 Indian troopers launched, together with 4 officers, who have been in captivity.